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Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

By Chris Crum January 27, 2015

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about WordPress.com blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared …

WordPress Founder Talks Future Of Publishing WordPress Founder Talks Future Of Publishing

This video’s about a month old, but interesting none the less, and LinkedIn just shared it in a blog post today. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg discusses the future of publishing with Reid Hoffman. It’s part of the LinkedIn Speaker series. …

WordPress.com Now Offers 12 New TLDs WordPress.com Now Offers 12 New TLDs

WordPress.com is now offering users twelve new top-level domains. You can now register domains with the following TLDs for new or existing sites: .com.br .net.br .info .biz .mobi .mx .es .nl .be .fm .tv .in WordPress.com now offers a total …

Getty Is Now Letting Bloggers Use Photos For Free Getty Is Now Letting Bloggers Use Photos For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which …

GoDaddy To Offer Managed WordPress Hosting Product GoDaddy To Offer Managed WordPress Hosting Product
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Today GoDaddy announced the official launch of their managed WordPress hosting product. As a GoDaddy customer using managed WordPress hosting, business owners can focus on things other than their technical worries with their WordPress websites. GoDaddy will take care of …

Google Launches AdSense, WMT WordPress Plugin Google Launches AdSense, WMT WordPress Plugin

Google announced the launch of its new Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress (in beta). This lets people place AdSense ads on their sites, and verify their sites in Webmaster Tools right from WordPress. The plugin links your site to your …

Mullenweg Takes Over Automattic CEO Role Mullenweg Takes Over Automattic CEO Role

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is getting a new CEO. Kind of. Founder Matt Mullenweg is stepping into the CEO role held by Toni Schneider for the past eight years, while Schneider is taking over for Mullenweg. From the sound …

WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains
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Automattic announced today that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain option for WordPress.com users. This joins other options like .ME, .COM, .NET, and .ORG. It will cost you $25 a year for a .CO domain. To register …

WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr

WordPress might have quite a bit to gain by Yahoo’s purchasing of Tumblr for $1.1 billion. As noted, a bunch of Tumblr users are already freaking out about Yahoo buying the massively popular blogging platform (and the promise of new …

WordPress' Share Of The World's Top Blogs Increases WordPress' Share Of The World's Top Blogs Increases
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The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are …

WordPress Launches WordPress.com Enterprise WordPress Launches WordPress.com Enterprise

Automattic announced the launch of WordPress.com Enterprise today. It costs $500 per site per month. According to the company, you can scale your traffic as your content goes viral, and it can handle it. WordPress’ network does handle 100s of …

WordPress Gets Rid Of The Blogroll In 3.5 WordPress Gets Rid Of The Blogroll In 3.5
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The Blogroll is something that’s near and dear to my heart. It was something that every blog I ran growing up had, and I used it extensively. It was my way to direct readers to other great content, and I …

Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site
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Facebook announced some new WordPress integration today. This includes a new plugin called Facebook for WordPress. It comes with “social publishing features” and the following widgets (as listed on Facebook’s developer blog) which have been around for some time: Activity …

Facebook For WordPress Plugin Now Available Facebook For WordPress Plugin Now Available
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I think it’s safe to say that everybody has had a blog at one point or another. While we may have moved on to the microblogging world of tumblr, there is still value in the traditional blog offered by WordPress, …

WordPress.com Blogs Get New Notifications Tab WordPress.com Blogs Get New Notifications Tab

WordPress announced a new tab on the WordPress.com home page and a new toolbar button for notifications. “The first thing you’ll notice is that there is no number,” explains Andy Skelton of WordPress. “We axed it out of compassion. It …

Staying In The Conversation on WordPress Staying In The Conversation on WordPress
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There are tons of WordPress blogs out there, many of which you may comment on. While such interaction is always welcome, keeping track of the various discussions you’re engaged in can be difficult. Thanks to a recent WordPress update, this …

WordPress Finds Facebook Friends Using WordPress WordPress Finds Facebook Friends Using WordPress

WordPress has used social networking integration for quite some time now. I use it on my own personal blog to point people in the direction of my Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. WordPress, however, figures that this information could be …